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Nov 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
who had writer a book. joining me john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc. good to see you. >> hey, craig. >> what do we know at this point about the fbi investigation? >> well, not all that much. but what we do know is that the investigation began into e-mails that paula broadwell was sending to another woman. so it started away from petraeus, and then led to petraeus because of the nature of his exchanges with paula broadwell. don't know whether that fbi investigation is going to produce a prosecution or anything further. but that's how it appears to have started. it doesn't appear that this has anything to do with other extraneous issues that people have talked about, benghazi or any big geopolitical thing. it seems to be extremely personal. >> what has been the reaction from the white house? and what are you hearing from people on the hill? >> well, i think everybody is disappointed. you know, dianne feinstein, veteran democrat from california just reelected herself the other night, a veteran of the intelligence committee said she wished that president obama had not
Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
in washington. >> i think the good news for the country is that john boehner and his president actually have a pretty good relationship. they like each other. that's a really good starting point. it's something you don't see in washington these days. and all you see between democrats and republicans is acrimony. i think boehner set a great signal yesterday. i think the person who called boehner yesterday and said let's get back to work is a big deal. >> i want to ask you. do the american voters really get the attention of the gop now? do they send a clear message that misogynistic, bigoted, homophobic candidate es just dot fly. how do they get the party back on track? >> losing does a lot more parties, and spending time in the desert does a lot toward figuring out how to get to water. the republican party obviously has a lot of work to do, but i'm encouraged they will get the message, that we understand we've got to be a larger tent. we can't continue to just go after a shrinking -- trying to expand a shrinking demographic and recognize we need more tolerance, more diversity, and more polici
Nov 14, 2012 8:00am PST
highest ranking military general, petraeus and general john allen. let's refresh the details. general john allen is denying any and all allegations of an extramarital affair and any other wrongdoing. his nomination as commander of nato remains on hold but continues to lead in afghanistan. the white house expressing confidence in his ability to do so yesterday echoed by two members of the president's cabinet today. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job. >> general allen is a distinguished marine and commander who's been an important part of the nato isaf mission in afghanistan. >> and this morning nbc news is confirming a connection between general allen and jill kelley, the florida woman who kicked off the original fbi investigation which revealed the affair between general petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. the newest twist, nbc confirming that broadwell e-mailed general allen first from the handle kelley patrol warning him about jill kelley painting her negatively. "the wall st
Nov 9, 2012 8:00am PST
speaker john boehner on this? as you remember during the 2011 negotiations, they tried to get a grand bargain. a $4 trillion deficit reduction that would have included cuts to medicare and medicaid, but also some tax increases. ultimately that deal fell apart. there are some democrats that would like to see the president try to go big again in this second term. now the white house pardoned by some of the comments that john boehner made by saying that he's willing to come to the table to talk to the president about that. as you pointed out, he said that does not include tax increases for the wealthy. but i have been talking to some of my republican sources on the hill who say the speaker's language is important. it suggests a potential willingness to work with the president on the issue of taxes, which is of course the big sticking point. what does that mean? we don't know. it could mean eliminating deductions for big corporations for the wealthiest americans. those are the details that will have to be hammered out. but that report by the congressional budget office, which essentially
Nov 15, 2012 8:00am PST
live from senator john mccain and lindsay graham on this show yesterday. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> and in a moment that felt much more 2008 than 2012, senator john mccain took to the senate floor telling the president that he's responsible for benghazi. the senator doubling down on the "today show" this morning. >> i'm not taking anybody on. we owe it to their families. we owe to its to other americans. for the president of the united states for two weeks to deny that that was the case is a coverup or incompetence. either one of the two. >> joining me now is capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell. what are you hearing about the exact focus of the meeting? some are beginning certain briefings yesterday. >> well, thomas, there's an effort here to try to separate out what has been a complicated and troubling society of facts with respect to what happened with general petraeus and leaving the cia. all of
Nov 13, 2012 8:00am PST
john allen. they're speeding up the confirmation process for his replacement in afghanistan. we're awaiting of course for the white house to respond on camera. i can tell you that the briefing will likely focus on exclusively on this issue the fallout from general petraeus and now general john allen. white house released this statement in the early hours of this morning, we havegraphic of it. it says, quote at the question of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold his nomination of general allen as saceur pending the investigation of john allen. that's coming from tommy vietor. this is coming the days after president obama won re-election. certainly not how the administration envisioned the first few days of the new term. they are certainly stunned by some of these developments and trying to stay focused on the fiscal cliff, that's something that's pending and potentially could impact all americans, however, this is something they'll have to deal with, president obama is set to hold a news conference this week. he'll get a lot of questions about this. about the
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
are the names that's been tossed about a lot lately seems to be john huntsman. of course the former ambassador from, governor of utah. one-time presidential candidate. how real is the possibility of john huntsman returning to the obama administration in some capacity? >> well john huntsman's explanation of leaving the obama administration as his ambassador in china and returning to the u.s. immediately as presidential candidate, was an awkward one. and i think that john huntsman had a difficult time explaining that. not only to the conservative base, but likely to the president as well. so if president obama wants to look past that and extend an olive branch and give john huntsman another position where he can say, you know i've once again hired a republican, i could see that happening. john huntsman explaining why he would then take it, would be another wrinkle in a fascinating political story. >> a.b. stoddard, molly ball, do stick around ladies, i want to come back to you later in the hour. >> will do. [ drum roll ] [ taps playing ] judge is. >> on this veterans day, the nation pausing to r
Nov 10, 2012 11:00am PST
at this point? we'll find out. >> rita, you had a one on one with john boehner. we'll be seeing him again on monday. it sounds at least like his tone is definitely changed. take a listen. >> i remain optimistic that we'll be able to find common ground. i'm the most reasonable and responsible person here in washington. the president knows this. he knows that he and i can work together. the election is over. >> did you know that john boehner was the most reasonable person in washington? did you know that? >> no. you said that to me last week. he is sort of the adult in the room in a lot of cases. consider the fact that the members of congress who are freshman and sophomores in their first two terms, the highest number since world war ii, we've got all of these new people coming to washington who don't know how the town works, how the legislating process works and everybody sort of wants to fix everything right away and they wanted to fix it on their own terms. john boehner has been around for a long time and sort of knows how these deals work, how to stitch together these things. at the end
Nov 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
for saying, your tacks went up because of them, not me. >> bill, john boehner said republicans are willing to accept some additional revenues through tax reform. he talked about closing loopholes. is that something, first of all, that can be done and, secondly, even if you do that, how much of a dent is that going to make? >> not enough is the simple answer. this is a crisis of congress' own deviceing. it's an artificial crisis. voters don't know where it came from. what congress did was point a gun at its own head and said unless we can reduce the deficit by this huge amount, we're going to shut everything down, cut off spending, raise taxes and it will be a terrible consequence. the country will be thrown back into recession. you know what, if congress created the crisis, congress can step back from the crisis and republicans got the message of this election. that's why speaker boehner made that statement. i think that the president is going to be able to peal off a number of republicans to try to create a package that will avert the fiscal package. >> how much of a leadership task is th
Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
it for months. john heilman said this -- >> on both sides, republican in the intelligence community and the law enforcement community, everybody somehow in the space of two weeks managed to not say a word about this on the eve of an election. >> david, are you surprised in such a politically charged time as this election that something like this did not go public and fast, especially with all the scrutiny and questions about what happened in benghazi? >> given the scale of this particular situation, keeping a secret in washington is incredibly difficult. particularly given something like this. but what you're looking at is a situation where things were evolving and the fbi was trying to follow its doctrine. but i think you're going to see congress say, when you're investigating the cia director in terms of something of this scale has implications, we have to think through what the reporting procedures r. i'm not necessarily surprised by this in the sense that the fbi was clearly trying to just manage a particular case. but i also think that there's a situation here, should it have been appropri
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